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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2018 10:50 pm
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I bring him up bc a friend of mine (lives in Florida) was friends with Humperdink and recently made a comment to me (he belonged in the Hall of Fame) and I paused.


If there was a 'Florida' Hall of Fame then yes, for sure.


But I think he had two national runs (WWF and WCW) and both flopped. I hesitate on this one.

In the grand scheme of managers from yesteryear -- where does Humperdink rank?

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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2018 11:01 pm
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I have always wished I would have witnessed or even got to see clips of his stuff from the early 1970’s. I would see him in the mags.

I was not watching when he was in the WWF in his later years.

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Territory manager. Nice as all hell of a guy but he was tailor made for the territories.



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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2018 01:12 am
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He was good in Mid Atlantic in the early 80's...by the time the 90's rolled around he was way past his usefulness and never adapted.

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The House of Humperdink was a pretty nice stable. Really would've loved to see his face run as the "Rooster" with Dusty down in Florida.



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His 1987 run with WWE is interesting.

He came in and would have been the first face manager probably since Captain Lou retired the previous year.  The only guys he was given to work with were Bam Bam and Orndorff.  Mr. Wonderful didn't hang around very long after Humperdink came in, and of course Bam Bam was gone sometime in 1988 after working with Andre.

Looking back, I am kind of surprised they didn't give him a face tag team to look after.  If he had some other guys in his stable, perhaps he would have lasted longer.


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Had a run in Mid-South managing Humongous, Eddie Gilbert and the Nightmare.



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BuddyPSHayes wrote: Had a run in Mid-South managing Humongous, Eddie Gilbert and the Nightmare.
My favorite period for Humperdink 



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Mediocre

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I appreciate a manager that took a beating and would bleed. JJ Dillon did until they ended his career in the WarGames. Dink would bleed at the end of every feud, and always took that “five minutes in the cage” beating like a champ. Was he great in WWF or WCW? Nope. But was he pretty much in every town that had Cable TV from 1980-1988? Pretty much. In CT, the only run of his I didn’t see was Mid South. When people bring up #1 Paul Jones, and argue his credentials - yes, he was a helluva wrestler. But his stable the Paul Jones Army had NOTHING on House of Humperdink. And if I’m not mistaken, Dink would cross territories at the same time, meaning you’d see him in Florida, Georgia, and Mid Atlantic in the same year while never really leaving his home territory behind. Hall of Famer? I think he did enough to get in. I mean, other than the couple of lock HOFers in Brain and Captain Lou, name me a handful of other heel managers that did more than Dink. He and his stable drew money, and that’s what it’s about. They wrestled four nights a week in North and Central Florida with a fairly small rosters and people paid to see him and his stable get their asses kicked for like five years straight. The wrestlers came and went and Dink was constant and Really hated. I say yes to HOF



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Quattro wrote: MediocreI would say less than mediocre but I saw very little of him.



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He didn't really impress me.



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Never did a thing for me. Big Daddy Dink? What the hell was that?



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KGB wrote: Never did a thing for me. Big Daddy Dink? What the hell was that?
This is one guy who was really helped tremendously by the Apter mags in the early and mid 80s... he was in Fla or Mid Atlantic and was played up as heel genius manager and leader of hated House of Humperdink. Once the 90s came, TV was national, there was no longer that mystique about territotries you were unable to see but read about through Apter, .....and we saw Daddy Dink etc on WWF and WCW and he was not nearly as impressive "in real life" as he came through in Apter mags.

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pjstef wrote: KGB wrote: Never did a thing for me. Big Daddy Dink? What the hell was that?
This is one guy who was really helped tremendously by the Apter mags in the early and mid 80s... he was in Fla or Mid Atlantic and was played up as heel genius manager and leader of hated House of Humperdink. Once the 90s came, TV was national, there was no longer that mystique about territotries you were unable to see but read about through Apter, .....and we saw Daddy Dink etc on WWF and WCW and he was not nearly as impressive "in real life" as he came through in Apter mags.

That goes for so many guys.  Carlos Colon seemed like a God in the mags until you watched him in person.



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